Easy Frozen Mudslide Pie
Cool off this summer with a no-bake Frozen Mudslide Pie! This easy to make dessert is started with a chocolate cookie crust filled with fudge sauce and coffee ice cream. Topped with a mountain of whipped cream, this chilly treat is fantastic for parties!
Happy FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!! This is totally the longest week ever with the most work I can even remember in a very long time. I’m chugging away and trying to get everything done so I can enjoy the weekend but I seriously thought today was Friday. I’m so totally ready for a cocktail or just a day of rest right now….and maybe a fork so I can dig into this Frozen Mudslide Pie.
When I was little, we used to go to a restaurant that served boozy milkshakes that looked sooooo good. My mom used to get a Frozen Mudslide and I remember it being served in a tall daiquiri style glass with chocolate sauce dripping down the sides and a tower of whipped cream on top. I wanted a sip so badly but I was always rejected because it was for adults. So not fair.
I often wondered if my mom just SAID it had alcohol in it because it was so good she didn’t want to share. But I doubt that…..at least, I hope that wasn’t the case. Because who would actually lie to their child like that. I mean, I would NEVER lie to my kids. 🙂 Anyway, when I was old enough to enjoy one myself the restaurant had closed so…..there’s that.
I did end up making them myself at home but it’s just not the same as having someone else make it for you. And really, if I’m making something that looks that amazing I don’t want to be swatting away children because that just takes the fun away. Right? So, I made this Easy Frozen Mudslide Pie and I made it without any alcohol so everyone can enjoy it.
What is in a mudslide?
A Mudslide is a cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish cream. It’s served frozen like a milkshake and usually topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
How do you make a Mudslide Pie?
This Frozen Mudslide Pie doesn’t have any alcohol in it and is made with just a few simple ingredients. The cookie crust is pressed into the pie plate and then coated with hot fudge sauce. Softened coffee ice cream is smoothed over top and then piled high with whipped cream.
Making an ice cream pie in the summer is one of my favorite things to do because it’s easy to prepare in advance for parties and certainly beats dipping ice cream for several guests. I also love this Strawberry Ice Cream Cake. It’s just as easy but takes a bit more time because of all the layers.
Or you can impress your guests with these Ricotta Ice Cream Stuffed Cannoli. They look totally fancy but they’re soooo, sooo easy to make. And the ice cream is light, creamy and totally amazing.
If you’re not really a fan of ice cream but still want to make a no bake dessert this Easy No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is completely and totally fabulous. Looking for even MORE FAB recipes….follow along on Instagram!
Frozen Mudslide Pie Recipe
- 9 ounces chocolate wafer cookies
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 8 ounces hot fudge sauce
- 1 1/2 quarts coffee ice cream softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate covered espresso beans roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- Add the chocolate wafer cookies to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until a fine crumb forms. Transfer to a bowl. (Alternatively, you can add the cookies to a zip top bag and crush with a rolling pin.)
- Add the melted butter to the cookie crumbs and stir to combine.
- Press the cookie crumb mixture into a deep dish 9 inch pie plate to coat the bottom and up the sides. Transfer to the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pie plate from the freezer and coat the bottom of the crust with the fudge sauce spreading to form an even layer.
- Pour the ice cream into the pie crust smoothing the top evenly. Transfer to the freezer for 15 minutes.
- While the pie sets, add the confectioners sugar, cream and vanilla to a bowl. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Top the pie with the whipped cream. Drizzle the chocolate syrup over the pie and sprinkle with the espresso beans.
- Transfer the pie to the freezer and freeze for 90 minutes or overnight.
- Before serving, allow the pie to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Serve with extra chocolate syrup, if desired.
Frozen Mudslide Pie can be made up to 3 days in advance.